“Wo wohnen Sie?” (“Where do you live?”)
Where do you live formal German?
“Wo wohnen Sie?” (“Where do you live?”)
Does Sie mean you in German?
Sie with a capital “S” means “you” in the plural, and sie, with a lowercase “s” means “she” singular and “they” plural. The German language has a formal and an informal way of addressing people. The formal address is used when speaking with adults, excluding family and friends, and is used in everyday life.
How do you use ES in German?
Both German and English sometimes use the neuter pronoun “it” or es without referring to any specific noun in the surrounding text, but German expands that usage beyond the needs of English.
Do you speak German in German?
Sprechen Sie Deutsch? is the polite way of asking ‘Do you speak German?’ in German. A less formal was would be Sprichst du Deutsch?
How are you in German plural?
|ihr||you (plural, informal)|
|Sie||you (singular or plural, formal)|
How do you end a German presentation?
Concluding Phrases Abschließend möchte ich sagen, dass… (In conclusion I would like to say that…) Vielen Dank für die Aufmerksamkeit. (Thank you for the attention.)
Does German have formal and informal?
Unlike English, German requires you to take into account who you’re talking to and what your relationship is to them. If you’re speaking with friends, family or children, then you need to use informal German. If you’re speaking to your elders, people you don’t know or colleagues, then you’ll have to be formal.
What’s the difference between Du and Sie in German?
Just like pretty much every other European language except for English, German has a familiar and polite form of addressing someone in the second person. Du is the familiar (informal) form, whereas Sie is the official, formal way.
How do you start a German speech?
- Start with a greeting. The simplest greeting is Hallo or Guten Tag, which means Hello or Good Day. If you’re in Southern Germany, they say Grüß Gott instead.
- Introduce yourself. The two most common ways to introduce yourself are to say Ich heiße Name (My name is Name) or Ich bin Name (I’m Name).
Is Sie she or they?
If it’s the he/she/it form (usually ends with t), then Sie means she. But if it’s the they form (usually ends with en) then you know it means they. For example, Sie trinkt would be she drinks.
Does German have a formal you?
As in other European languages, German has both a formal and a familiar form of “you.” The formal Sie is used to address strangers, business associates, and acquaintances (Bekannte, as opposed to close friends, Freunde), and for most situations outside the family.
Is IHR informal?
Both du and ihr mean “you” and are informal. They are used with friends of yours and family members.
Is Du formal or informal?
In German, you use either the formal Sie (zee) (you) or one of the two informal forms: du (dooh) (you), if you’re talking to one person, or ihr (eer) (you, you guys, you all), if you’re addressing two or more people. Making the distinction between the informal and formal you forms is important.
What is your name German?
If you want to say “What is your name?” in German, you would either say, “Wie heißen sie?” (formal) or “Wie heißt du?” (informal).
How do you greet someone in German?
- Hallo! Hello!
- Guten Morgen! Good morning!
- Guten Tag! Good day!
- Grüß Gott! Good day! (Used mostly in southern Germany and Austria)
- Guten Abend! Good evening!
- Auf Wiedersehen! Goodbye! ( formal)
- Tschüss! Goodbye! ( informal)
- Ciao! Goodbye! ( borrowed from Italian; popular with younger Germans)
What does v gates mean in German?
Use the informal phrase “Wie geht es dir?” (vee gate ess deer) or simply “Wie geht’s?” (vee gates) (mainly children)to ask someone you know well, or a child, “How are you?” Generally speaking, to be polite use the formal version with someone you don’t know, unless they begin using the informal with you.
What is haben?
Haben is the German word for “to have,” and sein is the German equivalent of “to be.”